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Interview with Drew and Matt

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Drew: Once a week was visitation thru plexi -glass windows with telephone on either end in the visitation areas
Matt: You were allowed one visitor a week, and that is all that I recieved. One visitor over the television screen, not in person.

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Drew: Yes they have to have valid I.D. wait in line and undergo warrant check so as not to allow fugitives to visit current inmates interesting.
Matt: It depended if there was a lot of people there to visit, and it also depended on the hour. Also my visitor had to go back and change clothes because she was in a tank top, even though the television monitor only showed her head.

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Drew: The visiting area was loud and rather incapacitating. My family thought it to be a tedious process and rather demoralizing. I was not very fond of how easy it was to communicate and hear my family thru the visiting telephones. Now it's even worse it's video visitation except for inmate workers.
Matt: Loud, noisy. It was hard for my visitor to pay attention because of the noise on her end, and there were lots of distractions on my end too. Its hard to maintain a conversation over video screens when both ends of the parties have distractions, like crying babies or cursing inmates.

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